I want to capture:
35's raw experimentationThat sense of freedomThere was joy in that room
Mixed with moments of
Not being myself on stage
37 got tricky at some points
"no one's going to take what you do seriously unless you're more like her"
Remember that girl who didn't show up for the show?
And now #BIRTH & 40She forgot she had to work.
These tributes over the next few weeks are dedicated to the people who will be a part of this magical night. I am trying to find the ways to express what their help, support, time, and energy mean to me. I can't believe I get to share the space of my journey/party/creative process with people who truly mean so much to me.There are no boundaries like the ones you put on yourselfOnly the guests who matter.Friendship.You'll only remember the way they made you feel.
This is the first....
I met MaryAnne Piccolo at a "Dreamgirls" audition. Mike Greco and I met spending a lot of time in Studio 54. Both of those things closed over 30 years ago. Before Mike was even born. Watching what they've created with Damn The Light Productions and their visions for the arts and nightlife in NYC brings me all sorts of musical joy. Having their help putting this evening together means more than this humble gent could possibly express.
Come to see #BIRTH: The 40th Anniversary Edition,
Hosted by: The Black Ups
Sunday, October 11, 2015 at 7:30 PM
Damn The Light Presents an evening celebrating cabaret and performance artist, James Jackson, Jr. as he steps into a new decade.
With very special guests:
Alexis Hightower (debut album "The Girl Next Door")
Bridget Barkan (Dear Stranger, Scissor Sisters, Danger Heart)
The cast of Michael R. Jackson's "A Strange Loop"
Gavyn Taylor Pickens (The Curvy Cutie)
85 Ave A
The Black Ups
For more info....